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Wife Accuses White Nationalist of Domestic Abuse

She says Richard Spencer was 'physically, emotionally, verbally, and financially abusive'

(Newser) - The estranged wife of Richard Spencer says the prominent white nationalist was "physically, emotionally, verbally, and financially abusive" and attacked her on more than one occasion. In divorce filings from Montana seen by BuzzFeed , Nina Koupriianova describes being hit, grabbed, dragged around by her hair, and "held down... More »

After House Awarded to Ex, Man Tries to Kill Her

'Extremely tense' day in Pa. ends with suspect, his parents dead

(Newser) - The hunt for a Pennsylvania man who cops say shot at his ex-wife, then gunned down his elderly parents on Wednesday is over. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan told reporters Thursday that 59-year-old Bruce Rogal had crashed his minivan into his ex-wife's home earlier that morning, and that... More »

India Is Breaking Up With the 3-Word Divorce

Government OKs ordinance striking down triple 'talaq'

(Newser) - India's government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get approval of Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of triple "talaq"... More »

Angelina: Brad Pitt Neglecting His Child Support

The former couple's divorce has dragged on nearly two years

(Newser) - The ongoing saga of the Brangelina split is back in the headlines after Angelina Jolie's attorneys filed a complaint that claims Brad Pitt has paid no "meaningful" child support since the couple announced their intention to divorce nearly two years ago. Per NBC News , the actress is asking... More »

Court: Sorry, Stay in Your 'Loveless' 40-Year Marriage

Tini Owens will now have to wait till 2020 to divorce Hugh Owens, who isn't agreeing to the split

(Newser) - "Till death do us part" may have sounded good to Tini Owens in 1978, but the British woman changed her mind on that timeline years ago and has been vying to end what she calls a "loveless," deteriorated marriage. But the UK's Supreme Court has dealt... More »

Stormy Daniels' Husband Files for Divorce

Glendon Crain alleges adultery

(Newser) - Stormy Daniels is in the news for a reason other than her alleged 2006 affair with now-president Donald Trump: Her husband has filed for divorce. Glendon Crain, who wed Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) in 2015, filed the petition on July 18 in Texas, the AP reports. Crain, who also... More »

It's My Big Fat Greek Divorce for Vardalos

Actress splits with husband of 24 years, Ian Gomez

(Newser) - Her fictional marriage lasted, her real one not so much. My Big Fat Greek Wedding's Nia Vardalos filed for divorce from her husband of 24 years, Ian Gomez, on Tuesday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences, reports the Blast . In a statement, Vardalos, seeking joint custody of their 11-year-old... More »

Police: Man Kills Lawyer, Self After Divorce Finalized

Attorney had reported being afraid of Georgia man

(Newser) - Authorities say a Georgia man killed his ex-wife's attorney in his law office just hours after the couple's divorce was final and then killed himself, the AP reports. Cartersville Police Lt. M.E. Bettikofer tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that 33-year-old Walter Samuel Radford failed to show up Wednesday... More »

In 'Extremely Rare' Move, an Order in Jolie-Pitt Divorce Case

Judge mandates Jolie give her ex more access to their 6 kids or risk losing primary custody

(Newser) - In what one expert tells People is an "extremely rare" case, a judge has issued a new order involving Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's six children and warned that if Jolie doesn't follow the order, she could risk losing primary custody to Pitt. Various media outlets got... More »

Cops: Man Went on Killing Spree 8 Years After Divorce

Dwight Lamon Jones killed 6 before suicide, police say

(Newser) - A suspect who killed himself as police closed in Monday is now believed to have killed six people in the Phoenix area, police say—and at least four of them were linked to his bitter 2010 divorce. Police believe 56-year-old Dwight Lamon Jones, who shot himself at a Scottsdale motel... More »

Release of Graphic Cobain Death Photos Blocked

Appeals court rules against conspiracy theorist

(Newser) - A conspiracy theorist who thinks the government killed Kurt Cobain has once again failed to persuade judges that graphic photos of the Nirvana frontman's death should be released. A Seattle court of appeals ruled against Richard Lee this week, saying the photos were exempt from Washington state's Public... More »

Geena Davis Headed for Divorce No. 4 After 17 Years

Actress, 62, and 47-year-old Reza Jarrahy have a 16-year-old daughter and 13-year-old twin boys

(Newser) - A divorce filing for Rob Doe and Veronica Doe probably wouldn't make headlines, but TMZ reveals why the paperwork filed Tuesday is creating buzz. The Does are really Geena Davis and her husband, Reza Jarrahy, the latter of whom is the party behind the filing, citing irreconcilable differences. It... More »

Her Ex Tried to Hide a $500M Superyacht. It Didn't Work

Tatiana Akhmedova will get 380-foot luxury Luna in her divorce settlement with Russian oligarch

(Newser) - Persistence and a little detective work has paid off for Tatiana Akhmedova, in the form of a $500 million superyacht to be handed over to her by her soon-to-be ex-husband. Reuters and the South China Morning Post report that UK judge Charles Haddon-Cave has ordered Russian oligarch Farkhad Akhmedov to... More »

Rudy Giuliani's 3rd Wife Files Contested Divorce

The couple wed in 2003

(Newser) - The third time wasn't the charm for Rudy Giuliani. The former New York City mayor on Wednesday confirmed "with sadness" to Page Six that his third wife, Judith, has filed for divorce in a Manhattan court. It has a quote from him: "We hope to do this... More »

Kentucky Couple Got Divorced in 1967, Are Now Engaged

Harold Holland and Lillian Barnes will wed on April 14

(Newser) - A half century after getting a divorce, a Kentucky couple plans to get married again. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports 83-year-old Harold Holland and 78-year-old Lillian Barnes will exchange wedding vows on April 14 in Lexington. Their grandson will perform the ceremony at a local Baptist church. Holland and Barnes first... More »

Vanessa Trump Files for Divorce from Don Jr.

Couple was married in 2005 and has 5 children

(Newser) - Vanessa Trump has filed for divorce from Donald Trump Jr. after 13 years of marriage, the New York Daily News reports. She filed for an uncontested divorce Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court. According to Page Six , the uncontested filing is a sign the couple isn't expecting a legal battle... More »

Report: Bristol Palin's Husband Files for Divorce

Sources say Dakota Meyer moved out weeks ago

(Newser) - More Palin family drama: Bristol Palin's husband, Dakota Meyer, has filed for divorce less than two years after they were secretly married , reports People . Sources say the Medal of Honor recipient, 29, moved out of the Texas home he shared with the former Alaska governor's 27-year-old daughter around... More »

Why Lawyers Predict a Wave of Divorce This Year

Blame the loss of alimony tax deduction in 2019

(Newser) - An alimony deduction to be erased in 2019 under the new tax plan has lawyers preparing for a wave of divorces this year—and eying complications for recipients beyond. Payers have long received a tax break on alimony, while recipients have paid income tax on payments. But after Dec. 31,... More »

GOP Tax Bill Scraps Alimony Deductions

This could make divorce trickier, lawyers say

(Newser) - America's biggest tax law overhaul in more than 30 years contains a provision that some experts say is going to make divorce a more difficult process—especially for lower-income couples. The final version of the Republican tax plan removes the tax deduction for alimony payments, which are support payments... More »

Divorce Is Most Expensive in This State

Sorry, Californians

(Newser) - If your marriage is on the rocks, here's hoping you don't live in California. 24/7 Wall St. looked at the average cost of a divorce based on data from a lawyer marketing service—including attorney fees, court filing costs, and other legal fees—and found that the Golden... More »

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